Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thankful Tuesdays: Spring...


... has brought forth a whole riot of blooms and colors.  We've been taking walks around the area just marveling at the plethora of flowers, popping up amidst the grass (the narcissus are dying and now the tulips are in full force), filling up the window boxes, and festooning the trees.  Almost every corner we turn, we see more colors... and now I understand why poets wax lyrical about spring.


We've been having cold weather though, and it has been raining.  Just yesterday night, the mercury plunged to -3 degrees!  Whatever the case, I am most thankful for:

:: This beautiful season, that reminds me of what an amazing God we have.  

:: Stuff that help to keep us warm, from radiators and quilts to layers of baby clothes...


... as well as piping hot drinks that warm from the inside.


:: All the encouragement and prayer we've been getting from friends and family.  And for all of you who pop in here and take the time to leave a little note or two... I am most grateful!

:: Help with the kids, from having toys to keep little hands occupied...

These plastic connectors are ingenious, and were a gift from a friend.
Junior J has been making them into fences for his zoo!

Our Lego creation made while waiting for the hubby when he went car shopping.

... to the helping hands of the hubby and my mother.  This I am most thankful for, as me, being the big klutz I am, tripped and fell the other day when we were out car-hunting.  I was carrying Baby J strapped to me, and I landed on my knees and Baby J bumped his head.  Thankfully the boy was wearing his beanie and it was a mild knock for him, but my knee took most of the brunt of impact and I have been limping around for the past few days.  Initially the pain was so bad we thought it might have been a fractured knee-cap, but it seems to be getting better so we are going to wait and see.  I'm just glad baby is ok!

What are you thankful for this week?  


PS: My apologies for the bad picture quality and not replying to your comments! The internet here has been really slow, so everything takes ages to load. I've had to reduce the size of the pictures, but our wireless connection should be up by the end of this month!


Mum in the Making

20 comments:

  1. Glad to hear Germany is treating you well and that the kids are doing great! You're an awesome mum! Remember that :)

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    1. Thanks babe! You are always an encouragement!

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  2. Hi there! Hope you are adjusting well to the europe weather! =) Guess we are in the same boat now! Lol. Sure hope your wound gets well soon and be careful on the streets yeah? Be in touch and stay warm!

    Cheers,
    Summer
    P/S: Just followed you on gfc! Keep blogging!

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    1. Hi Summer! Haha its way too cold for me! Getting used to needing loads of moisturizer & layers! :) yes keep in touch & enjoy yr holiday!

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  3. The pictures look great, don't worry about the quality.
    I'm glad both your knee and baby are ok :)
    I'm thankful for the visitor I had for the last two weeks. My mom came from Patagonia. She helped me, listened to me, had a great time with Larinka and today she left... I'm sad, but thankful at the same time.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Kira, that's nice of your mum! You and little Lara must miss her!

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  4. So glad that you are enjoying the colour of spring. I miss all those pretty flowers now that we are Singapore based.

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    1. :) i think we will miss the flowers when we go back too!

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  5. Lovely to know you and family are settling down well. Get well soon... May the LORD continue to watch over you and family. Take care!!

    ~jean.

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    1. Thanks Jean! Indeed God watches over us! :)

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  6. It must be lovely taking walks in spring. All that colour. I visited Europe in spring before the kids came along and have been missing it ever since. Your photo brought back memories :)

    I fell once with the baby in the carrier when it was raining. Thankfully, I landed on my butt. Hope your knee will recover in no time. Have a blessed week :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing! My heart stopped when I heard baby's head hit the pavement, but thankfully he was ok... Thank goodness you & baby were ok too after your fall! Perhaps a trip to Europe next time with the kids? ;)

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  7. Aiyoh! Hope ur knee gets better!!!
    Klutziness same-ness, got a 1 inch grill mark from the oven on my hand between the knuckles. Keep the awesome photos coming!

    Was going to send some Easter eggs over, but didn't have ur German addy!
    PM?

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    1. Ouch! How's your hand? And thanks for thinking of us! Will PM you! ;)

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  8. Oh dear, hope you're feeling better now! Thank God baby J is fine! I love spring as well, in fact, I love the change of seasons - I'm sure you will too :)

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    1. Thanks Ruth! Yes am better, still limping but better! Am looking forward to the seasons, but not so much winter! ;)

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  9. one word "WOW" where everyday is indeed a once in a lifetime experience : ) being able to live abroad and experience europe with ur whole family is really special, enjoy it while it lasts coz before u know it, u r back in SG!

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  10. Hey dear, those pics look quite perfect to me! Hope your knee is getting better. Thank God little baby J is okay! Enjoy springtime and this new season of life too. Be blessed!

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  11. I so know what u mean! I'm such a kluz too! Hope everyone's ok :)

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  12. Blessed Easter! The tree in the first picture is gorgeous - is it a magnolia tree?

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